At least 5 protesters killed in Saturday's demos in Baghdad: Interior ministry

Supporters of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr clash with Iraqi police forces following a demonstration at al-Tahrer square, central Baghdad on Feb 11, 2017.
Supporters of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr clash with Iraqi police forces following a demonstration at al-Tahrer square, central Baghdad on Feb 11, 2017. PHOTO: EPA

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least five protesters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr were killed, and 174 others wounded, in clashes that happened Saturday (Feb 11)with Iraqi security forces in downtown Baghdad, according to an updated toll by the interior ministry on Sunday.